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United Airlines and FedEx Donate Plane to Create a New Flying Eye Hospital
Date:4/7/2008

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Unique and lasting alliance forged with United Airlines

United Airlines is the Founding Airline Sponsor of ORBIS, having donated the first ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital, a DC-8, which was launched in 1982. In 1992, with donations from three very generous individuals, ORBIS purchased a DC-10. In 1994, the ORBIS DC-8 was formally retired, and the ORBIS DC-10, which remains in service today, took over as the world's only flying eye hospital.

Until 2001, when it retired its fleet of DC-10 aircraft, United held the lead role in maintaining the current ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital. United currently supports ORBIS by transporting volunteer medical faculty and other personnel to ORBIS programs around the world. Over the years, more than 300 United pilots and maintenance crew members have donated their time and expertise to ORBIS.

"We are pleased to continue our long-standing support of ORBIS and ensure that it can reach even more people across the world with this more efficient aircraft," says Glenn Tilton, CEO of United Airlines. "Because of the important work of ORBIS, as well as our own employees who volunteer, there is a great opportunity to make a significant difference in maintaining and restoring sight to people around the world."

Aircraft to align with FedEx operating systems

For more than 20 years, FedEx Express has played an indispensable role in helping ORBIS achieve its vision of a world in which no one is needlessly blind. Today, FedEx Express, which has the world's largest fleet of DC-10s, is the leading aviation sponsor of the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital. Without its donations of critically needed aircraft maintenance and overnight delivery services, the Flying Eye Hospital could not fly and vital supplies could not be delivered.

"FedEx is proud to play a role in helping make the next generation of Flying Eye Hospital a reality," said Jim Parker, FedEx Express air operations senior vice presid
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